Author: Dora

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Mormons and death: Giving the gift of life

When I first signed up to write this post, I had stories to tell. Specific stories about how tragedy in one family lead to a new dawn for another. How tearful prayers on one...

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I might have liked Ptolemaic Egypt …

Cleopatra is a name that conjures up visions of a siren wearing elaborate gold headdresses, fine linen, and thick kohl eyeliner. Generally, I think of her as a boon to dark haired women at...

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Spiritual versus Religious

This summer, at the inaugural conference of the Mormon Chapter of the Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy* held at USC, James Burklo**, Associate dean for Religious Life, posed the question: Are you spiritual or religious....

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Namaste

Namaste. A simple enough word. Three syllables. Short vowels. Before traveling in Nepal, it was just a word that everyone uttered at the end of yoga class. Now, it’s a whole new way to...